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La Jornada: 5 high school students drugged with clonazepam after participating in TikTok challenge

5 high school students overdose on clonazepam after participating in TikTok challenge

Josefina Quintero Morales

Newspaper La Jornada
Friday, January 20, 2023, p. 29

At least five students of the Francisco I. Madero Secondary Day School No. 26, located in the Cuauhtémoc mayor’s office in the San Rafael neighborhood, were intoxicated after taking clonazepam as part of a challenge known as Final Victory is known in Eight teenagers participated in the challenge, three of whom were taken to the hospital.

After the controlled-sale drug became effective, as it could only be bought by prescription, secondary education staff requested the support of emergency services in response to symptoms such as drowsiness, fatigue and weakness, which led to carrying out Tried the drug.challenge, which is broadcast on the TikTok social network.

The Civil Defense Secretary (SSC) informed that after receiving an alert from the educational institution, paramedics from the Rescue and Emergency Medical Squad (ERUM) immediately rushed to the campus, where they evaluated eight students, five of whom showed signs of intoxication. Apparently due to drug use.

As a preventive measure, three teens were transferred by ERUM ambulance to a hospital for evaluation, and the parents of two decided to transport them by their own means to obtain medical attention. It was told that no one’s report is serious.

Similarly, the Federal Educational Authority in Mexico City reported that after learning of a poisoning caused by the ingestion of controlled drugs at the Francisco I. Madero Daytime High School 26 , relevant protocols were implemented to care for the affected students.

In a statement, it was pointed out that the school authorities implemented the operational guide for the organization and conduct of basic education services to safeguard the safety of students, for which immediate medical attention was provided and parents were informed .

Mexico City officials called on parents to be attentive to their children, especially teenagers, who are in the process of rebuilding their identity and are very impressionable.

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